(Updated at 12:55 p.m.) Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.
Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.
1901 S. Bell Street
Time: 30 minutes after sunset
Crystal City will host an outdoor screening of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” with the late Gene Wilder as part of its “Sweets and Sips” film series. Moviegoers can get wine and Schakolad Chocolate Factory candy during the showing.
Arlington County Civic Federation Candidate Forums
Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Auditorium (1701 N. George Mason Drive)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Candidates for Congress, the Arlington County Board and the Arlington School Board will make their cases for why Arlington residents should vote for them in November.
The Death Penalty: An Artist’s View*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Yvette Allen will talk about what she sees as flaws in the criminal justice system as she discuses her brother, Billie, a death row inmate who creates art.
Rocklands: Pig Roast & Hot Sauce Competition
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company (3471 Washington Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
The BBQ restaurant will throw an all-you-can-eat-and-drink pig roast for $25 to raise money for the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping burn victims. The eatery also will have its third annual hot sauce competition.
9/11: Fifteen Years Later
Kenmore Middle School Black Box Theater (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m
Arlington’s Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission will host a discussion with Arlington County Deputy County Manager James Schwartz and Major General James Jackson, who will reflect on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2016
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 1-7 p.m.
Jazz bands will take the stage in a Rosslyn park for the neighborhood’s annual jazz festival. The day also will include a “Jazz Art Jam” with poets and visual artists, along with a “Kids’ Jazz Zone.”
Free Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 101)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Optime Realty will host a home buying seminar with lenders and buyer agents. Elysia Stobbe of NFM Lending will give tips on how to get the best mortgage during the event.
Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial Race
DoubleTree Hotel (300 Army Navy Drive)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Arlington County’s police, fire and sheriff’s office officials will have a 5K race to raise money for people who were affected by the War on Terror and the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Beckett’s Celtic Festival
The Village at Shirlington on Campbell Avenue
Time: Noon-7 p.m.
Campbell Avenue will close down for the fourth annual Beckett’s Celtic Festival. The day will include live music, dancers, bagpipers, food and drinks.
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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.
Outstanding Young Artist